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Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index.
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''Combining the best of archival research, oral history, and textual analysis ... Amin's text offers new avenues of inquiry into the relationship between modern states and the lives of their female citizens.''--Lisa Pollard, University of North Carolina, Wilmington''An imaginative and well-documented study of the development of modern Iranian womanhood [that] demonstrates the developing nature of the patriarchal obstacles in the way of women's emancipation as much as it reveals the dynamism and complexity of the Women's Awakening.
Table of Contents; List of Illustrations and Tables ix; Preface xi; 1. The "Women's Awakening" Reconsidered 1; 2. Tradition and Renewal 16; 3. Imagining the Modern Iranian Woman 48; 4. Unveiling and Its Discontents 80; 5. Renewal's Bride 114; 6. The Capable Woman 142; 7. The Limits of Emancipation 189; 8. Breaking with Male Guardianship 215; 9. The Legacy of the Women's Awakening 246; Notes 255; Bibliography 301; Index 313.
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